Department of
Ophthalmology

To enhance and develop patient care skills.

Each program should be contacted individually since they may have additional application materials or requirements. Usually the contact information is found at their website Depending on your academic record and your desired location, applicants generally feel comfortable with around 30-50 applications and 10-15 interviews (the average seemed to be 12). A second letter can be from some rotation, preferably a director of service, in which you received an Honors grade (hopefully ophthalmology). A third letter from someone in ophthalmology is not an absolute necessity but is probably the best.

There is no time for calling many places and then comparing. Unfortunately, you need to go for the ones you think are best first, and then sign their faxed commitment form once you are ready. If you do not, someone else will The main hurdle is communicating with the programs. ERAS is usually overloaded, and programs are receiving endless faxes This number varies a lot. On average, most programs have 3 positions available. Usually programs receive anywhere from 250-500 applications. Interviews can vary from 20-90. The interview ratio most commonly is about 10 to 1. The numbers vary based on openings, reputation, location, applicant pool, etc. One must remember, however, that many students are applying to multiple programs.

The Eye Foundation of Kansas City coordinated and confirmed with independent examinations Kansas City's first study of Radial Keratotomy (RK) starting in 1980. RK represented a good solution for many people in the 1980s and early '90s. Better procedures are now available, as described below. We use the best current technology and are constantly evaluating new technology on the horizon. Our refractive surgeons represent a stellar experience rating of over two decades of refractive surgery. Affordable payment options are available to all patients.The Eye Foundation is involved in phakic IOL clinical trials and hyperopic studies using the Autonomous LADAR Vision System. The LADAR Vision System utilizes a system of eye tracking, thus allowing accurate placement of its laser beam.